Driver live-streams 104 mph crashA driver in Rhode Island, live-streamed himself speeding and weaving in and out of traffic before crashing into a garbage truck. http://cnn.it/2g5Ftct
Posted by CNN International on Saturday, December 3, 2016
A Rhode Island man is in hot water after reckless antics led to an accident.
Onasi Olio-Rojas is sure to become a cautionary tale for all the youths in the United States after his reckless car accident. The Pawtucket resident was driving along Route 6 in Providence, R.I., but the road trip turned into a tragedy. Olio-Rojas was using Facebook’s live stream on his phone while driving more than 100 miles per hour. He was weaving in and out of traffic without a seatbelt. At one point during the video, you can see the speedometer reach 116 miles per hour just before his crash. Olio-Rojas’ live stream ended when he lost control of the car and collided with a garbage truck. Olio-Rojas survived the accident and was arraigned by the police while still in his hospital bed.
“He has his camera in his right hand, videotaping himself as he’s driving, has no seatbelt on, he starts to hit speeds of 90 miles an hour which increases to 100 miles an hour, then you see several erratic lane changes where he goes from the high-speed lane to the low-speed lane, into the breakdown lane, in and out of traffic,” Capt. John Allen, of the Rhode Island State Police, told WPRI. “Mr. Rojas just has a blatant disregard for anyone else on the road.”
According to WPRI, Olio-Rojas has been charged with reckless driving and operating on a suspended license.
Eyewitnesses say a car that sits totaled in the fast lane of Route 6 rear-ended a recycling truck, ending up under the truck's bumper. pic.twitter.com/YwF38wEaaP
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Authorities have said that they will be using the Facebook video as evidence against him in court. Fortunately, there were no other injuries reported connected to Olio-Rojas’ actions.